Photoshop & Illustrator for fashion: intermediate level

Build on your existing Photoshop and Illustrator skills and focus on more advanced techniques specific to the fashion industry. Having already mastered the basics of editing, drawing and colouring, you will learn how to create more complex design details and textures as well as learning the fundamentals of creating your own original repeat prints.

Throughout the course, you will be guided through expert techniques with step-by-step exercises, gaining a deeper knowledge of both programs and allowing you to professionally communicate your design ideas in industry.

Topics covered

  • Refresher on the essentials of drawing in Illustrator
  • Creating brushes and fills in Illustrator
  • Representing textures, patterns and fabrics in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Creating prints and graphics in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Designing branding and labelling ideas in Illustrator
  • Advanced tips and techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you will have gained a deeper level of understanding on how to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and how to apply their uses to fashion design. You will have increased your confidence to realise your ideas digitally. You'll also learn new skills and widened your knowledge base on practial skills including advanced technical drawing and print and pattern design, as well as continuing to build your own body of work through exercises undertaken during the course.

What you need to bring

Notebook and pen for taking notes, USB stick for saving your work


8 weeks


Fridays, 18:00-20:30


coming soon


£400 (inc. VAT)

About your tutor: Leonie Li

Since graduating 12 years ago from the University of Creative Arts in Epsom, Leonie has been working consistently across various roles within the fashion industry. She is an experienced CAD designer who specialises in childrenswear, with extensive knowledge of both Photoshop and Illustrator and their applications within the realms of design. Her recent roles include Design Manager at Marie-Chantal, a luxury childrenswear company, where she managed the small design team as well as designing the girlswear collections across multi-product. She is currently working with WGSN, creating CAD-based forecast collections and trend analysis reports for the Kidswear department.

Any questions?

Please contact us on shortcourses@rave.ac.uk

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